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Columbia Children’s Theatre presents Ragtime!

Join Columbia Children’s Theatre this October for the musical production of Ragtime! At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing…and anything is possible. Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, three distinctly American tales are woven together—that of a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant, and a daring young Harlem musician—united by their courage, […]

Opera at USC returns to Drayton Hall with The Turn of the Screw

Opera at USC returns to Drayton Hall, 1214 College Street, with two presentations of Benjamin Britten’s The Turn of the Screw, based on the novel by Henry James. The story may seem familiar for fans of the Netflix series The Haunting of Bly Manor. The Turn of the Screw, released in 1898, is the basis for the creepy Netflix show […]

This week at Picnic in the Park

with Forest Acres and Town Theatre

There’s nothing better than great music and great company—in the best neighborhood around. Town Theatre will present a second series of concerts by some fantastic performers that have graced not only the Town Theatre stage but are well known throughout the Midlands. And this year’s twist is that each concert will also feature some of our youth theatre students of […]

An Irreverent Look Behind the Scenes of the Transplant Business

With good humor, an upbeat attitude, and a touch of irreverence, Don Gordon tells the story of his kidney transplant several years ago. His book, Snowball’s Chance, was published in June 2021 and can be found on Amazon by searching Snowball’s Chance by Don Gordon as well as on most other book selling platforms. The book was published by Shotwell […]

Chapin Theatre Company presents 10-ish Minute Play Festival

Chapin Theatre Company will present its first 10-ish Minute Play Festival as a part of its fundraising project for a new theatre November 5–6 at 7:30 p.m. at The Firehouse Theatre, 102 Lexington Avenue, Chapin. The evening will consist of eight 10-ish minute performances of original plays by local playwrights selected from blind submissions and will be directed by Lou […]

Columbia City Ballet presents Dracula, Ballet with a Bite

Columbia City Ballet will present Dracula: Ballet With A Bite at Koger Center for the Arts, 1051 Greene Street, Friday, October 29 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, October 30 at 7:30 p.m.

CHNA Halloween Yard of the Month

The Watson family’s yard on Kilbourne Road was selected as “Cross Hill Neighborhood Association Halloween Yard of the Month.”

Mansfield Plantation Part 2: First came rice

Mansfield Plantation covers nearly 1,000 acres in Georgetown County and is recognized as “one of the most architecturally intact rice plantations in South Carolina.” It is on the National Register of Historic Places and was once owned by Wilbur Smith of Columbia. It is now owned and operated by John Rutledge Parker and his wife Sallie Middleton. The plantation land […]

Managing Marital Mayhem

I’m just saying...

I could sense tension in my husband Marty’s voice all the way up in New York when I called him that first night. One of my best friends and I have been going to New York City for a long Broadway/shopping weekend for almost ten years now with the exception (of course) of 2020. We always go in October as […]


Excerpt No. 44 from Mike Maddock’s novel available now on Amazon

Editor’s Note: We are pleased to publish Mike Maddock’s novel, Sunnybrook, in its entirety as a “50 Something” weekly series for 2021. All published excerpts will also be available on our website, Chapter 10 (Cont’d) Eric was more philosophical. “The dude finally decides to play something with us and gets his front teeth knocked out. Is that bad luck […]